oil embargo

oil embargo

WW2: War Record of Nippon Parachute Troops (1942)

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Japanese produced in english film on the Japanese airborne operation which captured Palembang, Sumatra, on 13–15 February 1942. The Royal Dutch Shell oil refineries at nearby Pladju (or Pladjoe) were the major objectives for the Empire of Japan in the Pacific War, because of an oil embargo imposed on Japan by the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. With the area's abundant fuel supply and airfield, Palembang offered significant potential as a military base to both the Allies and the Japanese.